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South Stonethwaite Cottage

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Troutbeck, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed our holiday even though it hardly stopped raining, but a good place for walking."

    WiFi going off at 11pm was unacceptable as we are night owls. Noise in the living room from next door was not great when they where banging about, unusual in a stone cottage or is there a door behind the big bookcase? Parking is a bit awkward but once in the space it's ok.Very nice goodies left, bed lovely, big and comfy, kitchen very nice, with great views, light and bright, room a bit dark.

    Thanks for the feedback. I’m sorry about the Wi-Fi failure. We are subscribed to Starlink a satellite signal system, sometimes in bad weather conditions we lose the signal, it usually resets in 1-2 hours. If longer, please call me as advised in the house guidance notes. The noise from neighbours is a new factor, hopefully this is a one off but thanks for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denyse4.1Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely fabulous thank you, perfect location, views over fells wonderfull !"

    Welcome pack unexpected but a lovely surprise. My daughters had a well deserved break from very stressful jobs (I was along for the ride!) Ha ha. Hopefully see you this time next year.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2024

  • "A lovely holiday cottage in a beautiful part of the Lakes."

    A very generous welcome pack on arrival. An excellent holiday!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2023

  • "Perfect cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Great location for exploring the Windermere area.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely, comfortable and well equipped cottage with great views."

    We also loved the pretty village of Troutbeck and being able to do great hikes from the front door and walk to the pubs. The only downside was that the cottage didn’t get quite warm enough despite boosting the temperature. The radiators didn’t come on at all in the mornings. The ambient temperature needs to be set a little higher. Other than that we had a great stay and appreciated the Welcome goodies.

    Reviewed by Tina4.7Oct 2023

  • "My daughter and I loved the cottage and the area, such a warm welcoming and beautiful old cottage in a wonderful setting."

    . We couldn't fault it at all

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a beautiful cottage, traditional yet with all facilities, very comfortable."

    Fabulous view! We really enjoyed our stay, thank you. Also many thanks for the thoughtful welcome tray. x

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent cottage in Troutbeck we really enjoyed our stay, one of the best we have stayed in."

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage nestled in the valley with beautiful views at the rear to the Yoke - Ill Bell ridge."

    Tasteful decoration with good quality finishes and furniture. Kitchen is very well equipped. Bed in main bedroom is enormous and extremely comfortable. Only comment would be that a 13.5 tog duvet was very warm in a sunny week! Short walk to excellent pub and a great position for wide variety of walks including from the door. The parking is not straightforward. Yes, there is parking for two cars but of not more than medium size. Your have to reverse in from a narrow lane and the entrance to the parking area is narrowed by stone walls on either side. Other than that, highly recommended. A lovely week.

    Thank you for your comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We take all comments on board. We hope to welcome you again, The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Perdy4.4May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage but quite difficult to find which one it was in the 'village' ."

    .... it needs a sign ON THE GATE or adjacent wall as it is VERY difficult to get off the VERY narrow lane into the property. Multi manoevres are required to get in/out of the steepish 'driveway'. 2017 visitors book also commented about this. Also, it really should be advised that it is NOT suitable to park 2 cars there .... unless they are small or you book your car in for 'scrape' repairs in advance ! Other than that the cottage is a gem of a place with everything you want provided (a couple of throws for the cold leather suite would be nice, as would a 4-slot toaster, and a couple of fan heaters if its cold as the heat-source radiators don't really get warm at all and the single convector heater is not sufficient). Apart from those few gripes don't let them put you off booking this cottage..... it's great and in a good location for exploring the area.

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We take all comments on board. Thank you. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.7May 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage, tastefully furnished and very comfortable, in a cracking location."

    It's quiet and peaceful, with superb walks (high or low level) from the door, plus the option to take the bus further afield. There is a brilliant pub (the Queen's Head) just a 2 minute walk away. The parking area is a little tricky to access and is tight for 2 cars, but it would be fine for just one vehicle. We would be very happy to stay here again and would definitely recommend it to others.

    Thank you for your comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We take all comments on board. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Apr 2023

  • "Nice cosy cottage for 3 located close to a very nice pub."

    There are plenty of walks from the cottage which makes its location ideal. The cottage was well equipped, clean and tidy. Nice comfortable beds and lovely views from the kitchen. Would definitely stay again.

    We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and do hope we can welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Mar 2023

  • "The heating really struggles when the outside temperature is low, we would of been cold if it was not for the log fire and the 2 electric heaters supplied in the cottage."

    Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Feb 2023

  • "Very much enjoyed our stay even though the weather was very wet."

    Location and views from the back of the cottage great. Loved the main bedroom, but bathroom could do with a bit of work doing. Kitchen good and was easy to use, but a few things not clean on the work tops. A few maintenance issues and also lost internet connection half way through stay. It would not reset. Good walking from the door. Appreciated the welcome pack with delicious bread and cakes, Thank you.

    Reviewed by Mike4.1Jan 2023

  • "The location was great."

    The equipment and facilities within the property were great, as was the welcome pack - everything you would need was there. The only issue was the heating, which is ground source and is supposed to provide a constant temperature. The radiators only just got warm at the top and either need bleeding or the system is ineffective. With drafts from under the door, we had to use the coal/log fire every day, which cost a few pounds and was a shame

    Reviewed by Nigel4.1Dec 2022

  • "Wonderful Views!"

    Lovely well appointed cottage with superb views. Beds were comfortable and the cottage was really clean and warm on our arrival. The owners had provided everything you could need to make the start of your holiday stress free, together with an exceptional welcome pack which was much appreciated after our long journey. We had such a restful holiday and will certainly return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, well presented and in a great location."

    Welcome pack of bread, milk and butter most appreciated, and the wine was great! The sign for the cottage could do with some lighting, we arrived in the dark and had difficulty locating the right one.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Great views. Peaceful.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Everything apart from the non-functional internet was fab"

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely and clean."

    Beds were superb! Very comfortable! Lovely views. Welcome pack was exceptional, Bread, cakes, jams, milk, coffee, tea, wine. There was plenty of toilet rolls, kitchen rolls washing up liquid etc. some of the things you tend to forget to bring to bring from home! Can’t find any fault at all!

    Reviewed by Madeleine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic property which is well equipped and perfect for a break in the Lakes."

    The location is peaceful and picturesque with absolutely stunning views at the rear of the property. You feel like you are in the middle of nowhere but are only a 2 minute walk from the Queens Head which does amazing food and a good pint!

    Reviewed by Phil5.0May 2022

  • "Great cottage, we didn't want to travel to far but we loved the home from home ..."

    Great cottage, we didn't want to travel to far but we loved the home from home property, everything and more we needed for our break, the village was a traditional lake land place,

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in great location, close to great pubs and plenty of walks from the door."

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jan 2022

  • "A lovely place and we loved the air source heating - constant temperature."

    We loved the welcome food and wine - many thanks.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great location, quiet but with good road links."

    Fantastic views. Traditional cottage thoughtfully modernised and well equipped. Comfortable bed and chairs. Walks from the door.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2021

  • "Well equipped cottage on the inside."

    Lovely, huge main bed, beautiful views. Ironing board but no iron. No real relaxing chairs to sit on outside. The temperature in the first part of the week was chilly, no heating on so resorted to a small electric fir in the living room.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Sep 2021

  • "Cottage in beautiful, quiet and convenient location."

    Extremely well-appointed, especially the kitchen, comfortable beds, lovely garden and the extra blessing of fabulous weather.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed."

    It is very well placed for many amazing walks. I would highly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage is really well located for accessing the Southern Lakes as well as a number of the valleys to the east and north (via Kirkstone)."

    The cottage itself has been updated to a high standard.The kitchen was very well equipped and the main bedroom spacious and light with a very comfortable bed.

    Mrs JohnsonSep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, great location and two good pubs within walking distance."

    No shops nearby but we knew that so shopped as we toured around the Lakes. Thoroughly enjoyed everything and many thanks to the owners for keeping such high standards.

    Mr BushnellNov -0001

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • 2 bedrooms: 1 x super king size (can be separated into 2 singles on request), 1 x double for single occupancy, 1 x house bathroom with shower over bath, basin and wc
  • Kitchen with balcony and bistro-style table
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Green Air source heating
  • Log burning fire
  • Electric oven with hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Smart TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

The property

This dream 17th century cottage in the pretty village of Troutbeck has been lovingly restored, ensuring that none of its traditional Lakeland magic has been lost.

South Stonethwaite Cottage is located at the head of the village, close to the fabulous Queen’s Head and with wonderful views across the valley.

For a small party looking for the quintessential country cottage, there can be no finer property than this.

The cosy, dual aspect sitting room is at the heart of the property.

An open fire, comfortable furnishings and pretty views make this somewhere you won’t want to leave.

A door leads from here into the charming, landscaped garden.

The kitchen is simply stunning.

Large and airy, with a slate floor and granite worktops, it is equipped with everything guests could possibly need.

French doors open on to a pretty south facing balcony with seating and gorgeous views.

Where better to enjoy a lazy weekend brunch with the papers? Two lovely bedrooms are on the first floor, again beautifully appointed and the epitome of country charm.

The larger room has a super king size bed which can be separated to make two single beds, and the second room has a double bed for one person.

The house bathroom is equally pretty, with bath with shower over, basin and wc.

This romantic cottage could not be better situated.

The lively villages of Ambleside and Windermere are close by, while there are many quiet walks to enjoy from the doorstep.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles.

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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